LORAINE SMITH, Charles (1751-1835), of Enderby Hall, nr. Leicester

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790

Family and Education

b. 1 Apr. 1751, s. of Sir Charles Loraine, 3rd Bt., of Kirkharle, Northumb. by his 2nd w. Dorothy, da. and h. of Ralph Mylott of Whitehill, co. Dur.  educ. Eton 1762; Christ’s, Camb. 1767-72.  m. 1 May 1781, Elizabeth Ann, da. of William Skrine, 2s.  suc. to estates of gt.-uncle Richard Smith of Enderby 1762 and took add. name of Smith.

Offices Held


Smith stood for Leicester in 1784 on his own interest and was returned without a contest. His first speech, 18 June 1784, was for the repeal of the receipts tax, which he said he had been instructed by his constituents to support. On 18 Apr. 1785 he voted for Pitt’s plan of parliamentary reform. Four other speeches by him are reported: two on India, one on Canada, and one for the abolition of the slave trade.1 He voted with Pitt on the Regency; and did not stand in 1790.

He died 24 Aug. 1835.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Stockdale, ii. 78; xiii. 346; xiv. 232, 288; xv. 22-23.